Fun English Setter Facts
- The breed’s ancestry is a mix of large water spaniel, Spring Spaniel and Spanish Pointer.
- There are two strains; Laverack Setter and Llewellin Setters.
- According to the Daily Mail, the English Setter is on the UK’s “vulnerable breed list.” For instance, the numbers of registrations between 2010 and 2011 fell by 33 percent.
- In Stanley Coren’s the “Intelligence of Dogs,” Coren ranks the English Setter 37th most intelligent.